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Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The first results from the AMS experiment on the International Space Station are expected in about two weeks.
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'

US employee 'outsourced job to China' | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
A US software developer was revealed to have outsourced his job to China, instead spending his workdays surfing the internet.
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The lunacy of the long-distance runner

The lunacy of the long-distance runner | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
THE Parthenon is lit, but Athens is still dark. In the gloom, a cleaner is sweeping the pedestrianised road that runs beneath the southern slope of the Acropolis....
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The economics of suicide.

The economics of suicide. | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
When Kirk Jones jumped over the guardrail at Niagara Falls last week and fell 180 feet alongside 150,000 gallons per second of rushing water, traditional explanations for his leap were plentiful.
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NASA May Unveil New Manned Moon Missions Soon

NASA May Unveil New Manned Moon Missions Soon | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The space agency has likely been holding off until the presidential election was decided.
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Mo Yan's Red Sorghum village home may never be the same again

Mo Yan's Red Sorghum village home may never be the same again | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
There is talk of building a Red Sorghum theme park in Ping'an to mark his Nobel triumph – but they may need to start replanting...
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The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M Banks - review

The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M Banks - review | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Stuart Kelly celebrates 25 years of Iain M Banks's Culture novels...
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The Evolutionary Advantage of Depression

The Evolutionary Advantage of Depression | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Genes influencing depression also bolstered our ancestors' immune systems -- an understanding that's informing experimental therapies.
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Un-American Luxury: Why Watches Still Don't Play In The USA, The Problem Of China, And A Little Startup Called Patek Philippe - Forbes

Un-American Luxury: Why Watches Still Don't Play In The USA, The Problem Of China, And A Little Startup Called Patek Philippe - Forbes | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
America has four times the millionaires China does, but buys less than half the luxury watches. Read on to find out what one industry observer thinks might be at the heart of the problem.
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11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos - Mental Floss

11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos - Mental Floss | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
11 Librarian Tattoos We LoveThere are plenty of literary tattoos out there, and plenty of tattooed librarians. A bit less common are librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.
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Running and Stuff - Running Blog - What I know about the Spartathlon -2012

Running and Stuff - Running Blog - What I know about the Spartathlon -2012 | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
This is an update of an article I wrote a while back giving last minute advice on the Spartathlon....
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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace – review

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace – review | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Ned Beauman mourns a great novelist and generational sage...
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Why Facebook Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself | TIME.com

Why Facebook Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself | TIME.com | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
No surprise — those Facebook photos of your friends on vacation or celebrating a birthday party can make you feel lousy.
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The bizarre tale of John McAfee, spymaster

The bizarre tale of John McAfee, spymaster | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
75 laptops, 29 "pillow talk" operatives, and one crazy gringo.
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Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit

Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Conspirators murdered Egyptian King Ramesses III by slitting his throat, experts now believe, based on a new forensic analysis.
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'Mid-life crisis' for great apes

'Mid-life crisis' for great apes | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees and orangutans may experience a U-shaped curve in well-being similar to that in humans, a study suggests.
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Should children be taught that porn is not real?

Should children be taught that porn is not real? | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Many teenagers regularly view porn. But does this give them a distorted view of sex and relationships, and what can be done about it?
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Japan's Reaction to Haruki Murakami Not Winning the Nobel Prize

Japan's Reaction to Haruki Murakami Not Winning the Nobel Prize | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The annual autumn buzz here in Tokyo for the Nobel Prize in Literature was more intense last week than in any years past.
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Ambitious $1 Billion Project Aims To Drill A Hole All The Way To Earth's Mantle

Ambitious $1 Billion Project Aims To Drill A Hole All The Way To Earth's Mantle | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
In three possible ocean locations, the planet's crust may be thin enough for a drill to penetrate all the way through.
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Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found

Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Site where oldest computer lay for thousands of years may yield other treasures and even another Antikythera mechanism...
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"There Is No Such Thing As Time"

"There Is No Such Thing As Time" | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Astrophysicist Adam Frank's new book mixes cosmology with humanity.
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Stolen Food Truck Found Buried In Yard For Doomsday Bunker

Stolen Food Truck Found Buried In Yard For Doomsday Bunker | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The case of a stolen food truck in Kissimmee, Florida has been solved. A tip to investigators led them to a backyard where the truck was found -- sitting atop another trailer buried in the ground.
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Anatomy of a Fascinating Disaster: Fire Walk With Me

Anatomy of a Fascinating Disaster: Fire Walk With Me | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Twenty things about the Twin Peaks prequel — maybe David Lynch's weirdest movie — on its 20th anniversary.
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